Contact Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts
Faculty & Staff
|Henry "Buster" Leeck M.S. Ed.||Dean of Liberal Arts||Ext. 1790||North Oasis 145|
|Jessica Phillips, B.A.||Administrative Assistant||Ext. 1263||North Oasis 134|
|Sara Alstat, M.M.||Music||Ext. 1817||North Oasis 148|
|Elizabeth Bailey-Smith, Ed.D.||Speech||Ext. 1493||North Oasis 144|
|Rebecca Biggs, M.A.||English||Ext. 1707||North Oasis 147|
|Nathan Brouwer, M.A.||History||Ext. 1792||North Oasis 151|
|Peggy Davis, M.A.||English||Ext. 1725||North Oasis 150|
|Sarah Draper, M.S.W.||Sociology||Ext. 1809||North Oasis 149|
|Joe Ervin, M.A.||English||Ext. 1232||North Oasis 141|
|Barbara Hampton, Ed.D.||College Prep English/Reading||Ext. 1321||North Oasis 152|
|Greg Hollmann M.S. Ed.||Political Science||Ext. 1780||South Oasis 149|
|Rob Little, M.A.||English||Ext. 1765||North Oasis 143|
|Melissa McClement-Engler, M.A.||Art||Ext. 1718||North Oasis 140|
|Therese Melena, M.F.A., M.S.Ed.||Art||Ext. 1747||North Oasis 140|
|Jeannie Mitchell, Ed.D.||Psychology||Ext. 1804||North Oasis 142|
|Tracey Webb, M.A.||Theater||Ext. 1295||North Oasis 113|
Cultural Arts Calendar
Date / Time
|Jan. 18 - April 4||Visiting Artist Series: Blaine Murphy||Theater Lobby|
|Jan. 28, 7 p.m.||Thespian Comedy Improv||Theater|
|Feb. 8, 7 p.m.||Poetry Slam||King City Books|
|Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
|March 3, Noon||Readers: Allison Joseph and Jon Tribble||Student Center|
|March 17, 12:30 - 4 p.m.||Mitchell Museum Field Trip||Mount Vernon|
|March 23, Noon||Film Showing: TBA||Theater|
|March 30, 2 p.m.||Phi Theta Kappa Induction||Theater|
|April 13, 11 a.m.||Speaker: Natasha Zaretsky: Three Mile Island Incident||Student Center|
|April 14, 4:30 p.m.||Lake Reception||Pheasant Hollow Winery|
|April 4 - May 6||Student Art Show||Theater|
|April 14, 6-8 p.m.||Student Art Show Reception and Awards||Theater Lobby|
|April 7 - 10||Spring Musical: Godspell
(Showtimes: 7 p.m. April 7 - 9; 2 p.m. April 10)
|April 21, 7 p.m.||Spring Concert||Theater|
|April 28 - 29||Flummoxed Fairytales (Showtimes: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)||Theater|
|May 5, 7 p.m.||Student & Faculty Recital||Theater|
Associate of Arts in Art
Rend Lake College offers art courses designed to meet the needs and interests of students with varied art backgrounds and experiences.
Three options exist within the art program:
- A professional focus for individuals who wish to pursue a career in art and transfer to a four-year college or university majoring in art education, studio art or art history.
- A humanities focus for individuals who wish to learn about art in a historical and social context. (Ex., Art History I, Art History II).
- A personal focus for individuals who wish to pursue art interests either as an adjunct to a career program or as a creative outlet.
Electives include: Ceramics, Commercial Art, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.
Associate of Fine Arts in ArtRend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. General education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum.
Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your high school counselor or college advisor for more information.
CommunicationsA pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, POLI 2102 or PHIL 2105).
Associate of Arts in EnglishA major in English, or a strong core of English courses, prepares a student for teaching, positions in publishing and a wide range of professional writing jobs. An English major is considered good preparation for some professional programs.
HistoryThis two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in various areas of history. It provides students with the background in history and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students should check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor for any other requirements.